Kate Westbrook

Kate Westbrook

Swindon 6 Drakes Meadow Penny Lane Swindon SN3 3LL
Bath 2 Queen Square Bath BA1 2HQ
Mobile 07899715048

Partner - Head of Commercial

Kate is an experienced, approachable and responsive lawyer and head of the Thrings Commercial team, working with businesses to reduce their legal risk and protect value.

In supporting businesses of all sizes with commercial contracts and data protection needs, Kate enables clients to make sound judgments, ensuring they receive on-time, commercial legal advice delivered with a deep understanding of each client’s business and attitude to risk.

Taking a collaborative approach, she gains an understanding of her clients’ long-term goals, pain points and risk areas which is key to ensuring the advice she gives take into account the bigger picture. Kate builds long term relationships with her clients who see her as an extension of their team.

Armed with particular experience in acting for businesses in the manufacturing, tech, e-commerce and defence sectors, Kate is also the main contact for a number of in-house legal teams. Her experience in supporting businesses of all sectors and sizes, from small owner managed business to large multinationals gives her a useful perspective on the differing approaches to business contracts and contract law, which her clients find valuable.

Kate's relevant experience includes:
  • Working with digital design and development agency Framewürk on the agreement with the Financial Times in connection with an innovative SaaS sales and marketing application.
  • Supporting start-up 2nABLE Ltd in connection with their first customer contract.
  • Supporting the in-house legal team of a major UK retailer in connection with a wide range of contracts including technology procurement, advertising agency contracts, event sponsorship and online marketplace terms and conditions.
  • Working with an IT Support, cloud and internet service company to draft new customer terms and conditions.
  • Acting for the shareholders of long term client Optimal industrial Technologies and Automation in their sale of the business to Bruker.
  • Advising the in-house legal team of a beauty product manufacturer in connection with contracts including influencer template contracts, IT procurements and data processing agreements.
  • Supporting a SaaS provider in the healthcare sector with a suite of new documents required to reflect the changes to their business model.
  • Advising a niche app development company in connection with the licensing of its app to a well-known cloud-based business.
  • Acting for a company in the defence, security and justice sector, providing advice in connection with their contracts with government entities such as the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

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We time and again benefited from the professionalism, flexibility, knowledge of law and commercial prowess of Kate Westbrook. She absorbs unique subject matter quickly and her attention to detail, even when faced with unreasonably tight deadlines‚ Kate has been beyond reproach. She has never failed to respond with positivity, reassurance, and most importantly invaluable legal counsel. We regard Kate as part of the family and would not hesitate to recommend her and Thrings. -